CNA Classes in Alexandria
The Red Cross offers CNA classes in Alexandria that can help you develop the skills and confidence to begin your career in the medical field. By emphasizing academics and hands-on training, as well as the importance of good communication, and the Art of Caregiving, our courses can prepare you to pass your state's CNA certification exam – and become an invaluable member of a medical team.
For more than a century the Red Cross has trained men and women to become part of the nursing profession. And with our Alexandria CNA training opportunities you can become part of that legacy. In order to help you prepare for a successful career in the medical field, we offer small classes that are held in easily accessible locations (near public transportation), as well as hands-on experience, and cutting-edge course materials that are developed under the guidance of, and reviewed by the Red Cross Scientific Advisory Council. In addition, our courses take just four to eight weeks to complete, and are taught by licensed instructors with professional experience.
Before you can sign up for CNA training in Alexandria, you must attend a local orientation information session, pass a reading and math assessment or present your high school diploma or GED certificate, pass a Red Cross criminal background check and complete the Red Cross physical form/TB test. In addition, you may be required to meet other criteria, which your local Red Cross CNA counselor can provide you with.
All of the Red Cross's Alexandria CNA classes consist of two sections: in-class training and clinical rotations. During your clinical training students will work directly with patients in a health care facility. During this time, you'll be supervised by a Licensed Nurse, who also is licensed by the State as a Nurse Assistant Training Instructor. By working side-by-side with other aides, nurses and medical professionals you'll not only understand what being a CNA is really like, but you'll learn the importance of good communication, teamwork, and providing patients with the highest level of care.
Once you've successfully passed your CNA classes in Alexandria, you will be ready to take your state licensing exam and skills test. These exams are up to you to schedule and are not typically hosted at Red Cross training facilities. Test-day requirements vary by location, but will be available to you well before your test date.
Your CNA training in Alexandria can prepare you for a rewarding career in the medical field that's rife with opportunity. In fact, from 2010 to 2020 the need for Certified Nurse Assistants is expected to grow by 20%. In addition, if you're considering adding to your medical credentials, but aren't sure which path you'd like to take, becoming a CNA will allow you to gain valuable skills and insights, and explore your options while working in the field.